Astros Bytes: 8 interesting numbers heading into the ALCS
Eight bytes equals a bit, so here’s 8 interesting byte sized Astro related numbers that equals a bit of information in the 7th edition of Astro Bytes:
The Houston Astros continue their championship quest on Friday day against the Boston Red Sox. Here are eight interesting numbers to keep an eye with the series nearing.
7 – Kyle Tucker had seven RBI in 17 at-bats vs. the White Sox in the four-game ALDS. Tucker was 5-for-17 (.294), scored five runs, had a double, two home runs, seven RBI, stole two bases and had an OPS of 1.000.
5.0 – The Astros bullpen of Yimi Garcia (1.0), Phil Maton (1.2), Ryne Stanek (0.1), Kendall Graveman (1.0) and Ryan Pressly (1.0) combined for five shutout innings in Game 4 of the ALDS, allowing only two hits while striking out four while walking none.
73.7 – Phil Maton threw strikes on 14 of 19 pitches (73.7%) in Game 4 of the ALDS across the six batters faced, giving up a hit and striking out two in 1.2 innings.
5 – The Astros and Red Sox have played seven times this season with the Astros winning five. The Astros took three of four in Houston from May 31 – June 3 and then took two of three from the Red Sox in Boston June 8-10.
2 – Framber Valdez has dominated the Red Sox in 2021, Valdez is 2-0 and in 14.1 innings has given up 10 hits and two earned runs, while striking out 18 and walking two. One start was in Boston and one at Minute Maid Park.
7 – Valdez completed at least seven innings in each start against the Red Sox this season, going seven innings June 2 at Minute Maid and 7.1 June 8th in Boston.
6 – In seven games against the Red Sox, the Astros have averaged 6.0 runs scored, including 23 runs in three games in Fenway Park.
.300 – Houston is batting .300 against the Red Sox pitching in 2021.